HC Deb 03 July 1928 vol 219 cc1151-2

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the frequent interruptions to which users of wireless receiving sets are subjected in Wick and other parts of Caithness and the north-east of Sutherland by the Wick wireless transmitting station, he is yet in a position to state when continuous wave equipment will be installed in Wick in place of the present spark apparatus?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

Extensive building operations will be necessary before the new equipment can be installed at the Wick station, and as the work of reconstruction must be carried out without interfering with the normal working of the station it will, necessarily, occupy a considerable time. The preparation of plans and specifications is at present in hand, and it is hoped to complete the work during next year.